MAYA COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE
A Tuition-Free Lecture Series
Camden County College in partnership with Penn Museum presents a lecture series based upon the exhibit Maya 2012: Lords of Time. University of Pennsylvania anthropologists will discuss aspects of Maya culture in the ancient city of Copan, Honduras during the Classic period. They will reveal the importance placed on time and calendars as well as other components of the society.
For more than 3500 years, cacao worked its magic in ancient Mesoamerica as aphrodisiac, analgesic, currency, status marker and in many other surprising ways. Dr. Elin Danien will present an illustrated talk revealing unexpected, amusing and sometimes shocking uses of chocolate. She will explain how its introduction to Europe helped foment revolution, support dynasties, bolster economies, create orgies, influence religious edicts, and play a role in murder.